Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Frank Gifford …RIP

The sports world was sadden to hear of the passing of Frank Gifford. For many he was known for being married to Kathie Lee, for others like myself he was known for the calm in the storm that was Monday Night Football and for others who were a little older he was Mr. New YorkContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Frank Gifford …RIP”

Antrel Rolles to Chicago…gets 3 year deal…

At the end of the day …Antrel Rolle is not longer a Giant,,,he signed with the Chicago Bears as a free agent getting a 3 year 11 million dollar deal. Rolle announced his signing on Instagram: “It’s official…. Today was a long, painful, and exhausting day! But in the end we both get what weContinue reading “Antrel Rolles to Chicago…gets 3 year deal…”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday… Mark Bavaro

Coming out of college, Bavaro was known mostly for his blocking ability and was expected to play the role of a run blocking tight end as a professional. He earned the nickname “Rambo” early in his rookie season due to his intense playing style, quiet personality, and physical resemblance to Sylvester Stallone. After starting tight end ZekeContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday… Mark Bavaro”

Smallthoughts: Rants and Raves

Rants: New York Giants…normally a model franchise on how to handle situations with class. But in a season that has gotten out of control on the playing field, management owes head coach Tom Coughlin and the fans a statement on the coach’s status. He should be allowed to return. The players still play hard forContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Rants and Raves”

It’s obvious …the Giants need to turn the page on 2014

 If you’re a Giant fan and you had hope that the Giants would turn their season around yesterday against the hated Cowboys…then that hope was dashed when they gave up a 21-10 lead and lost 31-28. There are no more excuses for this. To be outscored 21-7 in the second half against their division rivalContinue reading “It’s obvious …the Giants need to turn the page on 2014”

Not a good year for New York Sports

2014 has not been kind to the New York teams across the board. Pick a sport any sport …Football? The Football teams are a combined 5-15. Hockey? The Hockey  teams are nothing to write home about especially the Rangers. The Basketball teams are awful although the Knicks have an excuse …New coach, new system and PhilContinue reading “Not a good year for New York Sports”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Rosey Grier

Grier was drafted as the 31st overall pick in the third round of the 1955 NFL Draft by the New York Giants. He played with the Giants from 1955 to 1962, during which he led the team to a NFL Championship in 1956 and the Eastern Conference Championship in 1958, 1959, 1961 and 1962. GrierContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Rosey Grier”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Sam Huff

Huff was drafted in the third round of the 1956 NFL Draft by the New York Giants. In training camp, head coach Jim Lee Howell was having a hard time coming up with a position for Huff.[10] Discouraged, Huff left camp but was stopped at the airport by assistant coach Vince Lombardi, who coaxed himContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Sam Huff”

Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …Frank Gifford

He began his NFL career with the New York Giants by playing both offense and defense, a rarity when platoon football became popular after World War II. He made eight Pro Bowl appearances and had five trips to the NFL Championship Game. Gifford’s biggest season may have been 1956, when he won the Most ValuableContinue reading “Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …Frank Gifford”

David Wilson forced to retire due to recurring neck injury

The following published report on yahoo sports gave a heart wrenching story of a career ending before it had a chance to become something special…here is that report. David Wilson tearfully said goodbye to the NFL on Wednesday. He won’t play football again, but perhaps he can spend his future working with kids, because hisContinue reading “David Wilson forced to retire due to recurring neck injury”